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Anna Maria Island: Laid-Back Family Fun

Island vacations with the family don’t have to be extravagant trips to the Bahamas or break the bank on your way to Hawaii when you can experience a luxurious and tropical getaway to Anna Maria Island in Florida. All you need in an island vacation is plenty of space to unwind with your family, lots of exciting activities, and fantastic views to inspire and rejuvenate. Beautiful Anna Maria Island, off the western coast of Florida, is surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Pass, the Anna Maria Sound and Tampa Bay.  Stretching seven miles long from north to south and featuring three charming cities including Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach, the island offers a memorable experience for the entire family no matter where you choose to stay. 

And when it comes to discovering the perfect vacation spot, Anna Maria Vacations will help you find the place just right for you and your family. Whether you’re a traveling with your young children or interested in planning a fun-filled family reunion, Anna Maria’s laid-back atmosphere and simple, family-owned local shops provide you a destination that is truly comfortable. Reconnect with your loved ones in a luxury beachfront home or condominium and don’t worry about the hustle-bustle of chain restaurants or business; the island’s lack of high-rise condos leaves the skyline clear as you bask out on your private deck to enjoy the views. 

“The thing that keeps my family coming back to Anna Maria Island is the fact that I can let my adolescent children go to the beach, or use the trolley to get ice cream without ever having to worry about them,” said guest Rianna Huffington. “The laid-back atmosphere is nothing like we have back at home and it is always guaranteed to be a great trip filled with laughter and relaxation.”

The calming, tropical setting is sure to be a hit with your family, too. No matter which part of the island you settle down in, the soft, sugar-white sand will feel heavenly between your toes, and the rolling waves onto the shore are sure to take your breath away. Spend quality time with you family exploring the beaches; build a sandcastle with the kids or have a true adventure out on sea: an assortment of fishing charters are available throughout the island and can take your family on a ride to reel in grouper, barracuda, kingfish, and even sharks! The kids will love going out on a dolphin watching tour, and the whole family can learn how to paddle-board together for a fun afternoon. 

The towns of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach each offer it’s own charm and opportunities, and you’re bound to discover something exciting across all of them. Explore the fine art galleries throughout town, rent a bike for a refreshing ride together, and settle down for a delicious meal at one of the many local restaurants that serve up incredible dishes that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater. 

After a long day experiencing everything the island has to offer, retreat to your luxury home-away-from-home. Anna Maria Vacation’s beautiful accommodations put you minutes or merely steps away from the beaches for the best island experience possible. You’ll love having your own private full kitchen, charcoal barbecue grill, cable television and plenty of space to unwind with your family. Two-bedroom cottages are great for the small family while spacious five-bedroom homes provide you with all the room you need for a fantastic reunion. So no matter the reasons for your next trip, Anna Maria Vacations and Anna Maria Island welcome you to a beautiful place where you can unwind under the sun, reconnect with loved ones, and enjoy all of life’s simple pleasures. 

Anna Maria Vacations
Holmes Beach, Florida
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